Apr 18, 2013 11:00am PDT
day. president obama coming to town, obviously to offer words of comfort but more than that, he offered words of resolve, resiliency and power to the people of boston and to people of the united states. this is president obama inside the cathedral of the holy cross. but today, this was an interfaith service. the president joined by first lady, michelle, as well as by boston and massachusetts political leaders. mr. obama had words of comfort for the victims and their families. he talked about the strength of america and how well we come together in these times of trouble and terror. and he spoke directly to the people of boston, words of inspiration to a city in need of them. >> we will all be with you as you learn to stand and walk and, yes, run again. of that i have no doubt, you will run again. >> reporter: outside the cathedral, a huge turnout. in addition to the more than 1,000 inside the cathedral, this was the largest public gathering in boston since the marathon. people telling me they just had to be here to show strength and solidarity. first, we'll hear from a santa cru
Apr 19, 2013 11:00am PDT
these events. the question is will we hear from carney and president obama. we don't have the answer to those questions at had point in time. and i can tell you that the white house is being very careful about responding to these developments because they are evolving and changing before our eyes. so before the president or anyone from his team comes out and makes any remarks about this, they want to be absolutely sure they understand the situation and what is happening. just a little thing, i can tell you that ever since monday pennsylvania avenue has been closed off to foot traffic. it's always closed off to vehicular traffic. that has been the case since september 11th. the secret service that is out of an abundance of caution, but the district of columbia on heightened alert. >> kristen welker on the north lawn of the white house. the vehicular traffic actually goes all the way back to the federal building bombing. it was under the clinton administration they decided to block off the road. before we go to a break, briefly don barelli is with me. let's talk about the notion of accomplices.